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I didn't know who she was but a little checking finds that she is the
daughter of Governor Edmund Jennings of Virginia.
HON. EDMUND JENNINGS, of "Ripon Hall," York Co., Va., b. 1659, in
England; d. June 2, 1727, in Virginia; the son of Sir Edmund and Margaret (Burkham) Jennings, of Ripon, York Co., England,
and grandson of Sir Jonathan Jennings, of Ripon, and Sir Edward Burkham, Lord Mayor of London, 1621-22. He came to Virginia
at an early age, and took an active part in affairs of both Church and State; was a liberal supporter of the Established Church;
served as Attorney General, 1680-92; of the King's Council, 1701-27; Secretary of State, 1704-6; Acting Governor from June,
1706, to Aug. 23, 1710; again Secretary of State, 1720-22; and later he would have again become Acting Gov'ernor, but was
set aside on account of feeble health. He m. Frances Corbin, b. 1651, dau. of Hon. Henry and Alice (Eltonhead) Corbin, of
"Buckingham House," Middlesex Co., Va.
. Isaac Hill who although born in England chose to come to the
new world and settled in Middlesex County, Virginia. Isaac was married sometime around 1741 to Margaret Jennings, daughter
of the Virginia Governor Edmund Jennings. Winnifred's grandmother Jane Kenan Hill, wife of John Hill, was the daughter of
Felix Kenan, who was born in Scotland and served with both the American and British Armies during the American Revolution.
Seems we may have some conflict here about Susannah Hill's
parents. (Also Capt. is an abreviation for the title
Captain I always place it before the last name) Here are
some notes that I have:
Benjamin, son of William Clements, married Miss Susannah
Hill. Patented land on Sycamore Creek, on Staunton River,
and later made his home there (1748). He lived in Amelia
County, Virginia and sold the plantation in 1748 when he
moved to the Staunton River land. Whe Halifax County became
a county in 1751, Benjamin Clements, a Gentleman, was a
Justice of the Peace and appointed Captain of a company of
Rangers for Hailax in 1755. He was the first to manfacture
gunpowder in the Colony and he and his neighbor, Charles
Lynch, had a mill which tunred out 50 pounds a day. In the
Hailfax County Militia as Captain. Died in Lunenburg
County. Home known as "Clements Hill" with house
overlooking a knoll on Staunton Ruver.
Benjamin continued to live on the Staunton River in a
mansion with corner fireplace.
He was married to the daughter of Colonel Isaac Hill of
King and Queen County. Charles Clements, a son of Adam and
Agnes Clements, inherited the place and in 1803 married
Miss Nancy Hamby of Patrick and made his home there. The
property passed John L. Hunt through a marriage with
Nannaie Clements, grandaughter of Charles.
Page 1-¬ Court held at house of James HOWARD- 1722
Marks Recorded: Col. William Maule, Isaac Hill Esqr., Thomas
about 8 names missing due to missing lower page.
Note: William Maule purchased¬ 600 Acres for 40 pounds on
SouthWest Chowan River joining "Maule's Haven" in 1721 from
James & Catherine Blount.